If The 100 was a regular show, there would be an episode that calmed things down, preparing you for the hectic and action-packed finale. There would be a bit of build up, but not too much going on so that it wouldn’t have a chance of overshadowing what is promising to be an explosive ending.
We are updated on the situation with Jaha and his break down. The writers tease us with many tense moments and suspense, perhaps preparing us for the big finale. It also teaches us that we shouldn’t make mean jokes about people because there will be consequences (let’s just say no one will get that scene out of their heads for a while). This storyline doesn’t feel up to par though. With all of the drama at the Grounder Camp and in Mount Weather, it doesn’t fit the pace of the episode. It’s slowly coming apparent that maybe it would have been better if Jaha had died back on the ark, because this just doesn’t.... fit.
There isn't much focussing on the remaining 44 at Mount Weather this week. Instead the action centres more on Bellamy’s task of turning off the acid rain. It is here when it feels like the writers are preparing us for the death of a major character. Bellamy treads very close to death and shows how well he thinks on his feet.
There have been many ridiculous complaints about this week's episode because of the “random moment of homosexuality”. However, when you break it down, it is a quite poignant moment that hasn't come as a surprise when you follow the relationship back. The natural kiss is played as such - natural. Which is how LGBT relationships should be portrayed.
By the end of the episode you'll be practically drooling for the finale. There are many heartfelt moments, passion, brilliant action, stunning CGI and wonderful acting. But there is still one major concern: Who is going to die?